A Natural Foundation for a Healthy Mind

In my own personal life, I have fallen prey to a belief that I could “handle” stress regardless of the situation. I found myself to be a decent multitasker and prided myself on always being like a straight line that is never too far up or down. With this, I found myself adding stresses to my life often that were very much unnecessary and without benefit. I could handle it.I found myself with 7 health food stores, 3 wellness clinics, a natural products manufacturing company, 4 homes, two kids, a wife, and traveling around 1500 miles per week not including flights and international travel. I was on the cover of magazines, writing articles, doing radio shows, and was speaking for groups and often never knew at the start of a day where I would end up by the end of the day. I would wake in the morning and need a couple of minutes to identify where I was even waking up.

I once fell asleep at the wheel of a 4×4 Ford Excursion Diesel while driving down the road, in a town, WHILE DOING A RADIO SHOW ON THE PHONE! I trusted people that I shouldn’t have, was not there many nights when my girls were laying down to sleep, and woke many nights wondering what I was doing and why. I knew that the message that I was teaching was important, however, the message was all but slipping away from my own life.

I had car accidents that were near fatal, once being knocked unconscious, upside down in a sports car, laying in the bottom of a ravine in North Georgia, in the woods at 3 in the morning. I was covered in blood, upside down, and fumbling around for guess what? My cell phone. It had been thrown 35 feet into the woods. Once I kicked my way out of the car that was burning, I got my phone and climbed the ravine to call for help.
Needless to say, it was at this time that I was finally admitting that I needed to reevaluate my life, that I was not indestructible, and that I by myself could not manage everything on my own and by myself. It was time for a dramatic change.
The interesting thing is that around 20 years prior to this life changing event, I had been handed over a formula that was available to help me. As a young teen, I met an herbalist who lived only miles from my school, but who was internationally renowned as one of the world’s top folk herbalists.